Salon-Inspired Hair Color At Home

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My sister and I decided to take the plunge with box dye, and after reading a ton of your recommendations on my last post about the perils of at-home box dye, I took all of your comments to heart and asked my sister if I could dye her roots next time. I asked because she has slightly darker hair than mine, which means her roots are more visible (sorry sis!) and therefore we would be better able to tell if we could combat the number one issue with box dyes: that is, that roots are categorically treated the same as ends, when they shouldn’t. 

My sister’s hair is naturally thick, medium-to-fine in consistency, and she has a lot of it! She says that her hair tends to frizz in high humidity. She’s been dyeing her hair at home for years, always with the squeezie tubes, and finds that her hair color results in a lackluster finish.

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New Year’s Eve Makeup & Nails

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Hi everyone! I hope you had an amazing Christmas/Hanukkah this year, and that you spent your time with loved ones and cherished each moment. For those of you who aren’t subscribed to my YouTube channel, you’ve likely missed an entire month of daily vlogging I did called “Vleekmas” so be sure to check that out to see my antics, shopping hauls, life as an anesthesiology resident, and opening Christmas presents.Read & Comment →

“Kristmas” Gift Guide

Every year I do a gift guide here on PSS, but this is the first time I’ve ever filmed it with the products actually in my hands! Man does it make the difference! Ignore the dog-toy squeaks in the background. It seems to be unavoidable when you’re filming in your living room for the classic, “look-at-my-Christmas-tree” background. *winks* 

Links to all the products mentioned in this gift guide are below!Read & Comment →

Let’s Talk About Box Dye…

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Ladies, let’s take a moment to have a discussion. Most of us have been there: the tight budget, the frustration with the current state of the hairunion, the urge to just change it right now. So we run out to the store, pick the box with the most promises and the happiest looking hair model, and take it home, and take a deep breath.

But it never turns out quite like we planned, does it? At least for me, it never has. Most of the time my hair ends up looking brassy and two-toned (my roots always appear to be a different color than the ends of my hair) and slightly, well, flat looking. Not quite what we had in mind for our pick-me-up hair color.

I want to have a discussion with you in the comments. I’ll be doing my sister’s hair here at my home pretty soon, and I’m definitely no professional. I get my hair colored at the salon, but my challenge is to give my sis the same great salon multi-dimensional look, from a box. Can it be done?

What are your experiences with at-home hair dyes?

Gift Guide: Tarte

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Continuing my holiday gift guide, this year’s offerings from tarte are a nice mix. I was sent the blush palette a few months ago and I’ve been absolutely loving it. I love when my favorite products get put into one palette of goodness–and the tarte Amazonian Clay blushes are probably my favorite formulation of blush ever. Super long lasting, the perfect amount of pigmentation, great colors…what’s there not to love?Read & Comment →

November Favorites

This month’s favorites was kind of all over the place–likely because, indeed I myself was all over the place. It was quite the busy month, consisting of obstetric anesthesia day in and day out. I was in the hospital on Thanksgiving day for 24 hours. Cray! Despite the hectic schedule, I managed to have a good amount of favorites for you guys! Click here to shop the favorites (in the description box, click SHOW MORE). Read & Comment →

What’s in My Bag & Makeup Bag

Every so often here on my blog and my YouTube channel, you’ll find that I share the contents of my handbag. This time of year it’s no different, and I am excited to share that this video was filmed to be interactive – you can click through the video to see what’s in my makeup bag as well! If you’re on a mobile device it won’t be interactive, so for your convenience I’ve included the makeup bag video below.Read & Comment →